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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific announced on 1 October 2015 that its ‘Run to Give’ charity run will take place in 105 locations across the Asia Pacific on 11 October 2015.

All ten Starwood hotels in Australia will join to organise events in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Run to Give also marks the kick-off of Together As One (TAO), Starwood’s annual global volunteer campaign, in the Asia Pacific region.

Starwood had dedicated the entire month of October to TAO to encourage further volunteer efforts and also celebrates the volunteer work that is done year-round. Across Asia Pacific, Starwood associates have volunteered more than 6,500 hours of community service in 2014 alone.

There will be seven runs happening across the country, with the largest held in Sydney.

Started in 2014 as Hotel Charity Run, the inaugural event saw an overwhelming response of over 20,000 runners take part in 92 locations across Asia Pacific; raising a total of close to AUD$325,645.

Associates from Starwood hotels all over the region organised these unique runs to raise funds for a local charity in which their hotels operated in. This year, the event took on the official name ‘Run to Give’ – chosen among close to 500 internal submission entries by Starwood associates, best representing the spirit of the charity event.

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